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Unformatted text preview: Obtained info from census records, wills, inventories, birth/death records, etc By 1970s, met in the middle to create a much richer understanding of childhood Defining Childhood Many difficulties in defining what childhood is Consider that childhood can be An ideology or social construction An experience A set of behaviors Why Study History When Trying to Understand Children? Are there universals? Is it a unique phenomenon arising from social/historical circumstances? How do our views of childhood change with time? TV Focus How involved is your kid with television; how big is television in their lives...
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